The Flying Ace--ALL COLORED CAST--Six Smashing Reels.
MOVIES / AFRICAN AMERICANA)
Arlington, Florida. Norman Studios. No date. Ca. 1926.
Broadside mailer 3 1/2 x 11 inches, unfolding to four sheets size 22 x 14 inches, including a full-page facsimile of the advertising Lobby Card. Black and white photo illustrations with blue or gold-tone background coloring; printed text in blue; overall near mint condition. An uncommon ephemeral item; WorldCat lists three library holdings for ephemera related to this film. One full-size sheet lists "A Great Line of Exploitation Accessories" including Window Cards and Slides; another full-size sheet offers a second facsimile Lobby Card. Text reads, following title, "The Flying Ace. The Greatest Airplane Mystery Story Ever Filmed... ALL COLORED CAST...SIX SMASHING REELS." Text one one sheets reports "The first Colored Picture with Real Flying in it, real stunts, loops, parachute jumps...flying upside down...etc." Further along it is noted the film "is full of good laughs and smashing fights, interspersed judiciously through the six reels." The film stars J. Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd. A scarce item; three WorldCat listings for ephemera related to this motion picture; an important addition to holdings relating to African-American film; overall near fine condition. Item #51834